Lolli Zan — Ancient Girl
(Hymn Hum HH-0048, 2006, CD)
by Jon Davis, Published 2008-01-01Well, you never know what might show up in your mailbox when you write for this magazine. This one was a pleasant surprise. It's fairly ambitious independent rock with a flavor of India, and maybe it's inevitable that a bit of psychedelic creeps in by way of those snaky melodies and tablas. There are only three songs, plus a remix of the title cut, so it's (hopefully) just a taste of things to come from this American band. It's fun stuff, with catchy melodies and solid harmonies, though the recording has a bit of a DIY sound to it (though the credits list a professional studio). Keeping my review length proportional to the CD length, that's about it.
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